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Special Issue "Recent Progress in Multiple Sclerosis"

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Biochemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Arnon Karni
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Guest Editor
The Neuroimmunology and Multiple Sclerosis Unit, Neurology Institute, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv 64239, Israel
Interests: multiple sclerosis; neuroimmunology; neurodegeneration; remyelination; neuroprotection
Prof. Friedemann Paul
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Guest Editor
Clinical and Experimental Multiple Sclerosis Research Center, Charité—Universitätsmedizin Berlin, D-10117 Berlin, Germany
Interests: multiple sclerosis and neuromyelitis optica; neuroimaging; retinal optical coherence tomography; neuroprotection; dietary modulation of neuroinflammation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Multiple sclerosis is the most common disease that leads to neurological disability in young people. Despite the advances over the years in understanding the disease, more knowledge is needed about the specific mechanisms of the relapses versus progression independent of relapses, the immediate damage caused by the formation of a new lesion and the secondary damage induced over time due to the demyelination and axonal damage. Inflammatory activity is, on the one hand, harmful but may also be protective. The various approaches to inducing the repair of the damage caused and the development of various imaging and molecular paraclinical biomarkers that demonstrate different aspects of disease activity and progression and the degree of response to treatment are worthy of study. All of these and more represent a broad and intensive field of research that will expand our understanding of the disease and lead to exciting discoveries.

The objective of this Special Issue, “Recent Progress in Multiple Sclerosis”, is to describe and bring together the most recent research conducted in the fields of the pathophysiology, of various biomarkers, and the treatment and repair of multiple sclerosis.

Prof. Friedemann Paul
Dr. Arnon Karni
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • multiple sclerosis
  • immune pathophysiology
  • remyelination and repair
  • molecular biomarker
  • imaging
  • disease monitoring
  • modifiable environmental factors
  • neuroprotection

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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